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Editors' Thoughts... 

Trying to get everything organized for our first 
issue of the Fall 2005-2006 school year was a bigger 
struggle than we previously thought. This year we 
gained ten new staff members, which is a major differ- 
ence compared to our staff of four, last year. Not only 
is everyone trying to learn the ropes, we are trying to 
grasp the concept and responsibility which comes with 
being an editor. 

The beginning of the semester started off well, but a 
little rocky. We are dealing with all new people, some 
of whom are more advanced in different aspects of 
Mass Communications than others. The first dilemma 
is trying to get everyone on the same page and not all 

jumbled around Even though the beginning of the semester was a little crazy, we are all working well 

together and having fun, and we love our new staff! 

Other than our new staff, which you can see on page four, the Grizzly Magazine itself has gone through 

some changes as well. This year, instead of issuing four magazines, we've decided to distribute three, 40 page 

magazines throughout the year. The three magazines are predicted to be distributed to all Butler campuses in 

early November, February and late April. 

The expansion of the magazine will bring you more to explore 

about topics and events that are occurring throughout the college. 

That's the approach we are taking this year, forming a magazine 

of the students, for the students. Hope you enjoy our work! 

Beyond the 
Grizzly Pages 

A helping hand is needed at times. Rachelle 
Poirier, Derby sophomore assists Nicole Blanton, 
Wichita freshman, in choosing just the right pic- 
ture to add to her page. 

Sincerely the 

A Taking a deep 
breath can some- 
times help when get- 
ting frustrated with 
editing. As the dead- 
line nears, this is pre- 
cisely what Erin 
Lewis, Derby fresh- 
man, is taking the 
time to do. 

A Diligently 

working, just days 
before the deadline, 
Christina Crow, 
Wellington sopho- 
more, concentrates 
hard while placing 
her photos on her 

The Grizzly Staff 

Fall 2005 


Nicole Norris 

Rachelle Poirier 

Design Editors 

Katie Chrapkowski 

Erin Lewis 

Photo Editors 

Christina Crow 

Jason Unruh 


Deidra Dexter 

Andrew Knowles 

Doris Huffman 

Computer Editor 
Mike Lentz 

Staff Writers 

Nicole Blanton 

Tamera Norman 

Mitch Vaughn 

Kayse Holmes 

Mike Swan 

Contact the staff at 

Butler Community 


901 S. Haverhill Road 

Building 100, Room 104 

Cover by Nicole Norris 
Cover photo by Jason Unruh 
Back cover by Nicole Norris 
Contents by Rachelle Poirier 



Meet the staff 

See the new 2005-2006 Grizzly 

O Campus Life 

See your friends caught on 

Parking frustrations 

With overloaded parking lots, 
students have difficulties finding 
a place to park. 

Health in dorms 

Learn how to protect your health 
while living on campus. 


1 Student consultation 

Ever need help with a course while 
classes are not in session? 


Digital Media 

This featured field of study explores 
new technology in the digital age. 


Winter commuting 

Learn what guidelines are followed to cancel 
classes during those hectic winter months. 

i& Gas prices affect students 

How have increasing gas prices affected Butler? 
Higher online enrollment is just one way. 

2 8 The body behind Butler 



From camp Grizzly to an annual pumpkin 
patch, see what the senate is all about. 

Butler, ink 

Thinking about getting 
a tattoo? Turn here to 
learn facts, and see 
photos of your fellow 
students and get some 
advice and facts about 
the tattoo process. 

College Orientation 

For first-time full time students get- 
ting oriented with college life has got- 
ten a little easier. College Orientation 
is a new, required one-credit hour 
course designed to provide students 
with the resources to be successful in 

Changes on campus 

Recent construction brings more 
classrooms to the Andover campus. 

<J&BTK-bound to Kansas 

Reactions to BTK's move to the 
El Dorado Correctional Facility. 

<JjT Behind the lens 

Photo essay capturing some of the fall 

3&His B-Ball Preview 

The latest predictions on the men's 
basketball team. 

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Favorite quotes from the staff 

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you 
take, but by the number of moments that take your 

breath away." 

-Christina Crow, Wellington sophomore 

"When you are new somewhere, be nice so you'll make 

friends, brush your teeth and make sure you wear clean 


-Deidra Dexter, St, George freshman 

"Treat people how you would want to be treated." 

-Kayse Holmes, Augusta freshman 

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"Live each day like you were dying." 

-Erin Lewis, Derby freshman 

"I don't know the key to success, but the key 

to failure is trying to please everybody." 

-Nicole Norris, Derby sophomore 

"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. 

That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand." 

-Rachelle Poirier, Derby sophomore 
"Success is getting up one more time than you 

fall down." 
-Jason Unruh, Wichita sophomore 

"Take life one day at a time." 
-Mitch Vaughn, Wichita freshman 


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Far left: Students get a chance to spend a few evenings playing intramural 
sand volleyball. The season concluded with a round-robin tournament on 
Thursday, Sept. 22, with the winners receiving a T-shirt. Photo by Christina 

Left: During halftime of the football game against Fort Scott, Tandra Inmon, 
West Memphis, Ark. sophomore, and Jameson Beckner, Augusta sophomore, 
were crowned homecoming queen and king. Photo by Michael Lentz. 

Background: The Butler football team warms up after halftime as fireworks 
are being shot off as a celebration for homecoming during the Fort Scott 
game on Saturday, Sept. 24. Photo by Jason Unruh 


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\bove: Rusty Rierson, Leon-Bluestem sophomore, makes a move 
(against Stephen Jehner, Leon-Bluestem freshman, in a game of chess 
inside the Student Union. Photo by Jason Unruh. 

Below: One of Butler's Vocal Music Ensembles practices outside the 
Student Union on a warm October afternoon. The ensembles are busy 
throughout the year putting on concerts and traveling to many competi- 
tions. Photo by Jason Unruh. 

{Left: The volleyball team takes a timeout to gather around and listen to 
1 encouraging words from Coach Younger during a home match against 
Barton County. Photo by Christina Crow. 


Mad dash for keys. After classes students rush out to parking lots to beat the chaos of traffic. 

The early bird gets the worm... or does it? 
For those students not living on campus, 
getting to school on time was usually not 
an issue. Issues began on campus when 
they would arrive to find a shortage of parking 

Having multiple parking lots available for students 
does not seem to help the situation. 

Living at home, Tabitha Litz, Maize freshman, 
had some problems with parking as did many others. 

"I leave my house about an hour before class 
starts just so I can find a space. It seems I have a 
harder time locating a spot on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays than any other day of the week," Litz says. 
To help the frustrating situation temporarily, cam- 
pus security authorized students to park in the grass 
for the first few weeks. 

"We have only been issuing courtesy notices to 

students, tickets will be issued starting Sept. 6. Students 
may have to look a little harder to find a parking place, 
so it can sometimes be tough," Director of Facilities 
Management Marvin Dodson says. "I get here about 
seven o'clock and it does take a while to find one." 

It just so happens that during the first few weeks of 
school there are approximately 200 nurses that begin 
clinical rotations twice a week off campus. The clinicals 
the nurses participate in are usually in area hospitals 
and medical centers. 

"The students don't really leave because they still 
come to class on campus one to two days a week 
throughout the semester," Patricia Hutchinson, Dean of 
Nursing, Allied Health and Early Childhood Education 

It may not be that many people but, "It should 
improve some as the nurses leave," Dodson says. 

Is anything going to be done to relieve the students 


Bu mper to bumper. No matter which 

parking lot, students had to maneuver cars 

usefully to fit into stalls. 

Ticket time. Making the early morning rounds, security guard 
Chuck Little issues a ticket for an improper parking sticker. 

from the hassle? The school has "given some consideration 
to adding additional parking on the main grounds." But 
the idea has been put on hold so that "more pressing issues 
can be handled," Dodson says. 

Whatever the reason for the shortage, students would 
just like to see some improvement. 

"Students may have to 
look a little harder to 
find a parking place, 

so it can sometimes be 

Director of Facilities 

Management Marvin 



Staying healthy 
during cc liege 

By Doris Huffman 

Have you ever felt really horrible and 
not known what to do because you 
live in the dorms and have to find a 
new doctor? Well you are in luck 
here at Butler Community College. In El 
Dorado and Andover there are Student Health 
Service centers which provide medical attention 
for students and staff. 

"Butler Community Health Service is meet- 
ing health care needs of students at Butler," says 
Karleen Smith from Clearwater, director of the 
college health service center and a nursing 

The Student Health Services Department was 
built in 2002 with the help of the Sunflower 
Foundation. Dr. Rausch from El Dorado has 
formed a partnership at the Butler campus. He is 
at the center from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. on 
Mondays. Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital has 
made it possible for students to get over the 
counter medications available for an affordable 
price. You can get Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Hydrogen 
Peroxide and allergy medicine. Students pay $5 
for an office visit and staff pays $10 for an 
office visit. Athletes may also get a physical 
there. You can also get immunizations. They 
also have meningitis vaccine Menctra for $85 
and they have the flu shot for $15, but they are 

"It is small but efficient," says Kali Rueb, 
freshman, St. Francis, who also got a meningitis 
vaccination there. 

Meningitis is the inflammation of the lining 
of the spinal cord and the brain. 

This is caused by viral infections and is very 
contagious. It is spread by sharing food and drinks, 
coughing and kissing. People in the same dorms 
are likely to get meningitis through prolonged 
exposure (if the roommate has it). 

Symptoms are one to two days of respiratory 
problems, high fever, severe headaches, poor eat- 
ing habits, seizures or a skin rash with small pur- 
plish dots. There are two types of vaccines avail- 
able. One is Menomune which only lasts three to 
five years. The second type is Menectra which 
lasts a lifetime. People that should get the vaccine 
are college freshmen living in the dorms, people 
who are exposed to the disease, anyone who has 
had their spleen removed or damaged, or an 
immune system disorder or if you travel outside 
of the U.S. But the vaccines are not for everyone. 
If you have had a dose and had an allergic reac- 
tion, or a reaction to another vaccine, or if you are 
severely or moderately ill you should not get the 
vaccine, according to the Department of Health 
and Human Services. 

Meningitis can be treated even if you have not 
been vaccinated. It can be treated with a number 
of antibiotics, but needs to be started as early as 
possible. So how do you know if you have menin- 
gitis? The doctor will take a spinal fluid sample 
and use a bacteria growing test. There have not 
been any cases of meningitis reported at Butler in 
many years. 

Another illness that tends to go around campus 
is strep. Strep is a bacterial infection that tends to 
make your throat feel scratchy and quite sore. 


Quick Facts 

- Boys are more likely to get menin- 

gitis than girls are. 

- Types of meningitis are 
Pneumococcus, H. Influenza Type 

B, and meningitis. 

In back is Karleen Smith. In front is Thea Kelley, freshman, and 
to the right is Cody Oates, sophomore. Oates is getting checked 
out to make sure he is in good running order. Photo by Doris 

It usually goes away in about three to seven days 
with or without medication. Additionally, mono, 
a.k.a. the kissing disease, goes around campus as 

Mono is very contagious. You should not share 
food and drinks with others if you have mono. 

Things that students and staff can do to help 
prevent an illness is wash your hands often and do 
not share food or drinks, towels, soaps or your 
clothes. There are hand sanitizer dispensers in most 
of the buildings. 

When there is an outbreak 
of something school officials 
send letters to everyone. 

Just remember to wash 
your hands often. You don't 
know what could be crawl- 
ing up your doorstep. 

Butler College Health Service 
El Dorado Hours 

Monday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
Monday Dr. Rausch 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. 
Tuesday 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
Wednesday 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
By appointment only 
Friday closed 

Butler College Health Service 

Monday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p. 
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
ed Tuesday and Thursday 

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Butler Community College 

901 South Haverhill Rd. 

El Dorado, KS 67042 

316)- 322-3372 or (316)- 733-3371 1 

Wichita metro area. 

Butler of Andover 

715 East 13th 

Andover, KS 67002 

(316)- 218- 6282 




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When all else fails, try a henna.... 'Each petal 

represents faith, family, hope, my culture and 
myself, ' Fotina Matatia, freshman from Auckland, 
New Zealand says. Matatia got the henna tattoo 
recently because 7 was too scared to get the real 
one. ' Matatia enjoys the ink on her left arm. The 
flower that is on it is what she calls 'my signa- 
ture; for when I write letters or notes to people. ' 


Are you thinking of getting a tattoo, but you 
have questions in the back of your mind? 
Like, you don't know what kind to get or 
where to get it at? Wondering if it looks 
chic? Well, I have some advice for you. 
Mostly everyone who has or wants to get a tattoo gets 
them for many different reasons - to belong in certain 
groups, or maybe to look cool or even just to get one for 
the heck of it. If you take the time to 
look around the Butler campus in El 
Dorado you will probably notice a 
few students or even teachers with 
tattoos. Students' views on tattoos dif- 
fer. For some, getting a tattoo or two 

"Tattoos are a 
way for people to 
express them- 


Story and Photography By Deidra Dexter 
Layout by Rachelle Poirier 

Experts do agree to what Shogren says, but the 
experts say that you should think it through before 
you get inked. They are permanent, just remember 
that. So if you have a tattoo or are getting one and 30 
years from now you want to get it surgically 
removed, you will have to deal with the pain, stress 
and not to mention the money that comes with it. 
While some Butler students like the idea of tats on 

others' bodies, others do mind. 

Andrea Kleiber, freshman from 
Tampa, Kan. says, "I think they 
(tattoos) are unattractive. A lot is 
definitely way too much." 

John Carson, freshman from 

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express themselves. Shantel Leitner, 
freshman from Atwood, Kan., says, 
"I like my tattoo, I think it's art and 
it's a way to express myself." 

Kali Rueb, freshman from Saint 
Francis, Kan. agrees. 

"Tattoos are a way for people to 
express themselves. I want one 
myself, to overcome my fear of nee 

Another reason for getting a tattoo is a way to 
show their faith, or to hold a memory for a loved one 
who has passed. 

"I want one on my back with a cross with Jesus 
on it, because I'm a religious type of person," says 
Sabree Thomas, freshman from Jacksonville, Fla. 
Jeremey Geathers, sophomore from Myrtle Beach, 
S.C., has a tattoo with "a cross on my back; to show 
everyone I love the Lord." 

Chris Napp, freshman from Wichita, Kan. says 
"I want a cross somewhere on my back with my 
friends' initials on it. He passed away a year ago." 

A few other students got their tattoos because they 
just felt like it, like Cory Shogren, freshman from 

"I think if you want one, get one," she says. 

myself, to over- 
come my fear of 

-Kali Rueb 

St. Francis freshman 


"I figure if God wanted us to 
be marked we'd be born check- 
ered." As for Fotina Matatia, 
freshman from New Zealand, she 
is indecissive in her decision on 

"I don't really like them; they 
are permanent. I'd probably regret 
it," she says. "I have mixed feelings; I like them, but 
I don't. I might like a henna (tattoo), because it's not 

Any pain involved in the tattoo process? 
"The first five minutes stung a little. But after that 
it was down hill," says Geathers. 

Chad Monrreal, sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev. 

"Only when it (the needle) was on the tender parts 
of my skin." 

For sophomore Charissa Gray, from Topeka, Kan., 
she shares that at first it hurts, and after a while it 
"gets boring." As for Shogren there was a little com- 
plication with the needle. 

"It was painful at first, but I didn't show it so they 
wouldn't make fun of me," she says. "In the end, it 
was worth it." 



* According to a study in a body 

art magazine, about 60% of 
people who get tattooed regret 
their decision at a later stage in 


Today, many tattoo artists have 
had formal art training... 

*Experts say if you aren't sure 

you are truly ready for a tattoo, 

try a temporary one like 


In most states you won t be 
able to donate blood. The 
American Red Cross will not 
accept blood donations from 
someone who has been tat- 
tooed in the past year unless 
the tattoo parlor is state-regulat- 
ed, because they are worried 
about hepatitis. Most states do 
not regulate tattoo parlors. 

Spankin' New! Lauren Leis 
shows off her new star tat 
she's had for two weeks. 

I'm seeing stars! Shantel 
Leitner has two star tats on 
each of the insides of her 
ankles. Leitner's tat cost her 
$50 (Above). 
Shivers down my back! 
Levi Anderson, freshman 
from Augusta, sports a spine 
tattoo down his back. He 
also has a display of stars 
on his side (Right and Far 

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Special Occasion. 

Freshman Lauren 
DeMott from Goddard, 
Kan. shows the tat she 
got right after graduat- 
ing high school. 
DeMott wanted to do 
something she couldn't 
do before she turned 
18 (Top). 

Birthday Present. 
Kimberoy Muessen 
freshman from Olpe, 
Kan., shows the birth- 
day present she got 
from her brother 

Pricey. Mitch Vaughn, 
freshman from Wichita, 
brags about his ink. 
His cost him $120. 


College Orientation is a new required course for all first-time, 
full-time students. This class is designed to help orient students 

with Butler Community College. 

Photo by Michael Lentz 
Creating new ties. College Orientation teacher Shane Steinkamp helps his students learn teamwork and 
communication skills during a scavenger hunt Sept. 14. 

j J or some, getting oriented with college life 
■ 1 has become a little easier this year. College 
1 Orientation is a new one-credit hour course 
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time students. 

"The course is designed to provide students with 
resources for them to be successful regardless of what 
degree they wish to obtain," Vice President of Student 
Services Bill Rinkenbaugh says. 

According to the course syllabus, "This course 
will enable the student to explore the Butler Learning 
PACT, including personal development, analytical 
thinking, communication and technological skills." 

Two years ago College Orientation became avail- 
able as an optional class. The positive feedback from 

that course along with research from the Student Life 
Skills team, which includes administration, faculty 
and students, is what put this course permanently into 
the Butler curriculum. 

"This class wasn't designed on a whim," 
Rinkenbaugh says. "We wanted a meaningful, suc- 
cessful course for students not only at Butler, but 
wherever they may go afterwards." 

College Orientation has two main learning out- 
comes. The first being for the student to be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of the Butler Learning 
Principles and the Butler Learning PACT and the sec- 
ond being for students to utililize the Butler resources 
and services available to the students. 

Counselor and College Orientation teacher Linda 
Clarke says she hopes students will learn where the 
resources are on campus, how to deal with diversity 


Photo by Katie Chrapkowski 

Learning about RAINN. Joe Youngers, Garden 
Plain freshman and Jennie Barnard, Newton freshman, 
discuss the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. 

and learn to become well-rounded. 

"This class has helped me meet new people and it 
also has got me more familiar with the campus," Joe 
Youngers, Garden Plain freshman, says. "I have 
learned that there is help on campus for any problems 
you might have." 

"I think this class helps with the transition from 
high school to college," Brock DeLong, Valley Center 
freshman, says. "It will also help with my study hab- 

However, some students don't see the upside to 
being required to take College Orientation. 

"It's just another way for colleges to get more 
money because it's another book to pay for," John 
Whitwell, Marion freshman, says. 

The course syllabus states, "Butler Community 
College expects students to be engaged in the learning 

Photo by Katie Chrapkowski 

Getting the word out. Counselor and College 
Orientation teacher Linda Clarke and Sam Wilson, 
Wichita freshman, help inform students of RAINN. 

process. Engaged students are motivated, prepared for 
class, interact inside and outside of class with other 
students and faculty, and take responsibilty of their 
own learning." 

Rinkenbaugh says once students finish the course 
they will realize how beneficial it is in the long run. 

"This class is helpful but has its downfalls," 
Amanda Marcotte, Leoti freshman, says. "Paying for 
the book is a pain, but meeting new freshmen is a 

Though many sat there on the first of class won- 
dering, "Why am I in College Orientation?" most stu- 
dents seem eager to make new friends and learn what 
knowledge they may obtain from this course. 

"Can we guarantee success? No," Rinkenbaugh 
says. "But we can give students the skills to get to 
where they can be successful." 

'This class wasn't designed on a whim. We wanted a meaningful, 
successful course for students not only at Butler, but wherever they 
may go afterwards." 

- Bill Rinkenbaugh, Vice President of Student Services 

Q\sAe\A Co\a$v$A\o\a: 

Have you ever had a teacher that you could never 
get a hold of outside of class no matter what you did? 
Well most of the time teachers have online classes, are 
teaching at other Butler locations or are at committee 
meetings so it is sometimes impossible to contact them. 
Well there is a solution to your problem and it's called 
Student Consultation. 

Teachers are now obligated to spend five hours a 
week in their office to allow students a guaranteed time 
to consult with teachers. Schedules are posted on the 
doors of every teacher's office, which tells class times 
and also consultation times. 

Teachers and administrators of the Mutual Gains 
Bargaining Process developed this long-term idea to 
send the message to students that there is still a guaran- 
teed time to have students get in contact with their 
instructors. It is only a BCC policy and is campus-wide. 

This new policy mostly concerns the full-time teach- 
ers while this policy does not really apply to part-time. 

"If a student cannot get in contact with their teacher 
during consultation times after numerous occasions, 
they should consult with the administration office and 
the Dean will contact the teacher," noted Behavioral 
Science teacher Jim Pond. 

Both students and teachers have busy lives them- 
selves. There are students with jobs, kids and families 
while the same applies to administrators so it is some- 
what difficult to find the time to meet with teachers 
even if there is a scheduled time. 

"Accords faculty a 

deserved recognition of 

their professionalism while 

protecting students ' needs 

for accessibility. " - Mrs. 

Teresa Baumgartner, 

Instructor for 

Composition and 


BCC Faculty and Students' View 
Towards Student Consultation 

"What Does Student Consultation Allow? " 

"It allows more help 
study wise and also 
with homework for the 
student. " - Meegan 
Thornton, Eureka 


"It allows the students 
more time with the 
teacher but they need to 
\ promote the policy 
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V^ Latham Sophomore 


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the same as 
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"It is stupid how the con- 
sultation hours state that 
the teachers are supposed 
to be in their rooms but I 
have already had instances 
when they haven 't been. " 
Joseph Alonzo, Towanda 


Humanities and Fine Arts 
Instructor Roger Lewis 
shows Eddie Helten, 
Garden Plain freshman, 
how to improve his trumpet 
skills during private lessons. 

Teachers were most of the time either in their 
classrooms or in their office so there was already 
time to get in contact with your instructor but this 
guarantees a time. Students and administrators are 
having mixed feelings with this policy. 

"This consultation ensures that there is time allot- 
ted for student help and is more or less a guarantee 
for having the teacher being there," says Mr. Pond. 
"Teachers are the support system and the main part of 
this business is student learning." 

Humanities and Fine Arts teacher Freda Briggs 
says, "It takes some flexibility out of our schedules 
but it makes us more easily accessible to students." 

"It is stupid how the consultation hours state that 
the teachers are supposed to be in their rooms during 
those times but I have already had instances this year 
when they haven't been," says Joseph Alonzo, 
Towanda freshman. 

"I think it is good that we now finally have a time 
that students can get in contact with their teachers but 
most of my teachers are part-time," says Whitney 
Banks, Towanda freshman. 

"The teachers shouldn't have to be required to be 
in their classrooms during the day when they have 
other things to do. If students want help, get it before 
or after class," says Daniel Hiebert, El Dorado fresh- 

All in all, the new Student Consultation policy 
really won't change much but it gives the student 
total reassurance of when the teacher is going to be in 
class and able to help out. 

Photo by Nicole Blanton 


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One of the many, many decisions that stu- 
dents have to make before continuing on 
to college is what major to choose. Not 
many students just grew up knowing what 
major they are going to choose. A lot of kids have 
dreams of being an astronaut, an aerospace engineer, 
a lawyer or a doctor, but most of those dreams have 
diminished by senior year in high school. A major 
that BCC has to offer for students is Digital Media. 

"The classes are quite easy because I took 
Hypertext Mark-up Link (HTML) and FrontPage in 
high school," says Michael Kimball, Winfield fresh- 
man attending Andover campus. 

There are specific computer classes that are 
required for this major. They include classes such as 
HTML, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Flash 
Fundamentals, Intro to Multimedia Design, 
Multimedia Production, Web Graphics and a computer 
science elective. This major requires only 63 credit 
hours. Aside from the classes mentioned, the students 
are also required to take basics, like English and 

In the HTML class students learn the basics on 
how to design a website. This would include being able 
to open up notepad and create an HTML site that has 
music videos and different pictures on it. Students 
will also learn the codes used for web design. They 
also get to correct faulty websites. Dreamweaver is 
another of the first classes. Dreamweaver is a soft- 
ware application for visually designing and maintain- 
ing web pages. The next in the line-up for this major 
is Flash Fundamentals. In Flash Fundamentals stu- 
dents learn the basics of designing flash videos. They 
learn how to build and publish flash graphics. After 
that is more of a multimedia type class. Intro to 
Multimedia design follows soon after, where students 
will learn to prepare design elements for the World 
Wide Web. In the next class, Multimedia Production, 
they will actually prepare and produce multimedia for 
online delivery. 

"I think that I am going to like all of my classes, it 
is one thing that high school actually prepared me 
for," Kimball says. 

"I'm considering being self-employed so that I can 
independently contract websites to small companies," 

Fun facts!!! 

-Digital Media Majors can make 
about $60,000 a year!! 
-Digital Media majors sometimes 
design flash intros to websites! 
Just like butler's website intro 
-Occupational Outlook 
Handbook says that the amount 
of jobs for people with a digital 
Media degree will be high. 

All facts from Occupational 
Outlook Handbook 2000-2001 


"I think that I am going to 

like all of my classes. It is 

one thing that high 

school actually 

prepared me for." 

Michael Kimball, 

Winfield freshman. 

says Kimball. "I will also get to design them on my 
home computer in my underwear." 

There are many different things this major can 
prepare you for in life. You can independently design 
websites for companies or you can join a firm to 
design a string of advertisements to sell. They could 
also design flash introductions for websites. The 
salary in this department is quite good for only two 
years of schooling and only an associate's degree. It 
can range from between $35,000 - 60,000 according 
to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2004-2005 

"I think that the tech department at Butler is really 
nice because we have brand new computers and all of 
the required software that we need. We also have a 
wide variety of useful things on the website," 
Kimball says. 

Last year many computers were replaced and new 
software put on them. 

"It's great that all of the computers have Windows 
XP on them," Kimball says. 

Digital Media: Michael Kimball, Winfield freshman, 
is one of the many students here at Butler that chose 
Digital Media as their major. A lot of the classes for 
this major are in Andover, where he attends. 


By Rachelle Poirier 

Students lookjorward to waking up early as usual to prepare for early 
classes the day after a snowstorm to hear the announcement of class 
cancellations, then dive straight back into bed to catch a Jew extra hours 
of sleep. But when classes aren't canceled, students must still face the 
conflicts of driving in winter weather. 

Midterms are over and the completion of 
the fall semester is just one month 
away. The leaves have already changed 
colors and most have already fallen and 
have been bagged up and placed on the curb. 

It's time to start preparing for the next few 
months... of winter. 

What a beautiful season, full of white fluffy snow, 
clear icicles hanging from the roof, hot chocolate and 
warm apple pie. Nothing could be more 
perfect... right? 

Well, then there's the rest of the population who 
sees winter as a time filled with runny noses and 
headaches. You have to wake up 30 minutes earlier in 
order to defrost your car windows, then drive to your 
destination without being in one of those winter car 

There is, however, one positive aspect to winter 
that most students do look forward to, snowdays! 

These rare occurring days off give students an 
unexpected extra day to rest, catch up with homework 
or just lay around the house in pjs. 

But who cancels school in the winter? And who's 
in charge of making that decision we all look forward 

When a winter storm hits, Butler Community College 
President Dr. Jacqueline Vietti gathers with a team 
comprised of the vice-presidents of Academic Affairs 
and Student Services, who consult with the academic 
deans, site directors and Director of Facilities 
Management prior to reaching a final decision. 

"We review the current and forecasted weather 
conditions and consult with appropriate entities, such 
as the highway patrol and local police departments," 
Dr. Vietti says. 

"The decision is based upon weather conditions at 
all sites. On rare occasions, some sites may remain 
open while others close but we have found this 


creates a great deal of confusion for our students. So, attend his classes, depending on what day it is. 
generally, we lean toward closing all sites rather than Snedeker attends classes at the Andover, El 

just one or two. If an exception occurs, it is usually Dorado and Rose Hill campuses. 

"I live right outside Wichita 
so the roads aren't always 
cleaned off in time for class," 
Snedeker says. 

Snedeker often makes the 
decision not to attend classes 
during the winter, and the 
majority of his teachers under- 
stand that there are some stu- 
dents who won't be able to 
attend class even if classes 
aren't canceled. 

In all, you're in for a rough 
next few months, so take the 
necessary precautions and if 
you think you can't make the 


within our Flint Hills sites, which often 
experience different weather conditions 
than within the Wichita metro area. 
Additionally, we must follow the deci- 
sion of the base commander for our 
classes at McConnell." 

According to Dr. Vietti, if the deci- 
sion to cancel classes does occur, the 
Director of Marketing Communications 
and staff notify the radio and television 
stations as well as the Director of Web 
Services, who immediately posts the 
decisions on Butler's home 
page ( 

Dr. Vietti also says "we make every 
effort to reach a decision on evening 

classes by 4 p.m. and on day 
classes by 5 a.m.," giving 
every student ample amount of 
notification of class cancella- 

According to the Butler's Quick Facts on the 
website, out of 8,695 enrolled students, only 377 
students currently live in the dorms, meaning every- 
one else in some way commutes to classes. Some 
drive minutes to class, while others drive well over 
30 minutes. 

Since the decision is based on the locations of the 
Butler schools and not on the conditions in every 
student's home area, it is suggested that students 
should make the ultimate decision themselves 
whether or not to attend classes in the event of severe 
winter weather. Also, based on posters posted 
throughout Butler campuses, instructors are also sup- 
posed to take into consideration the students' atten- 
dance when classes are not officially canceled when 
there has been severe winter weather. 

Lessie Vermillion, Andover freshman, attends a 
couple of classes in Andover, literally five minutes 
from the campus. 

"There probably wouldn't be an occasion where I 
wouldn't be able to attend school because of the 
weather unless class was officially canceled," says 
Vermillion, "If the roads are bad I could always walk 
to class." 

Unlike Vermillion, Troy Snedeker, Wichita 
sophomore, commutes between 10 to 40 minutes to 

"The decision (to 
cancel classes) is 
based upon weather 
conditions at all 
sites. On rare occa- 
sions, some sites 
may remain open 

while others close. " 

-Dr. Jacqueline Vietti 

President ofBCC 

commute, don't. 


Frosted Lane. We will all remember the fury of 
the ice storm that hit Kansas in January 2005. 
While we endured the icy streets and some power 
outages, all students enjoyed at least one day off 
due to the unexpected winter weather. 
Photography by Nicole Blanton. 





Bv Nicole Blcmton 

"People will just have to cut 
back, out of necessity." 

—Kirs ten Leach, Derby freshman 


Every gasoline pump is occupied due to 
recently lowered gas prices at the El Dorado 

Rising gasoline prices suck college stu- 
dents' money right out of their pockets on 
Sept. 20, 2005. 

ti El Dorado [and surrounding areas], 
BCC students are being affected daily by 
the ever growing gasoline prices. How 

h-will it affect Butler's enrollment, 
increased dorm life or higher online enroll- 

The word around campus is 'online.' Many 
students are registering for online classes as a 
result of the consistent fluctuation of the prices 
in oil. It is a much cheaper alternative to cam- 
pus life. 

Matt Elwood, Wichita sophomore, says, "I 
don't believe any of the classes I have next 
semester come with the option of being online; 
if they did it would be totally worth it." , 

Should BCC offer more online classes to 
accommodate the demands of the future stu- 

Although a slightly more expensive solu- 
tion to online enrollment, dorm living is also a 
cheaper alternative to gas usage, seeing as 
most commuting students spend over $700 a 
semester on gasoline alone. To live in the 
dorms costs roughly $4,350, including meals. 

College enrollment is not the only problem 
that gasoline fluctuation has created. The 
national economy is also slowly going down- 
hill, according to American Demographics 

Kirsten Leach, Derby freshman, says, 
"People will just have to cut back, out of 
necessity, which might actually help to stabi- 
lize prices because the lighter demand will 
ease us back to the normal available supply." 

Higher gas prices have resulted in lower 
movie attendance, more bike riders and less all 
around spending, according to AD. It just 
goes to show that one product of industry can 
upset our very fragile economy. 

But as fragile as the economy is, it always 
seems to bounce back eventually. It only took 
two weeks for gas prices to lower further than 

they were before Hurricane Katrina [in 
Louisiana]. And even though in anticipation 
of oil refinery damages offshore from 
Hurricane Rita [in Texas] the gas prices raised 
a little, only one oil refinery was damaged- 
resulting in consistent gas prices. 

According to energy analyst Vahan 
Janjigian, "Hurricane Rita was not as bad as 
many people feared and as a result we are 
starting to see oil prices, gasoline prices and 
natural gas prices come down a bit." 

Gasoline fuels the hectic American life. 
According to the Energy Information 
Administration (EIA), since 2002 gas prices 
have steadily raised in retail city averages 
approximately 30 cents a year. The year is not 
over yet, though. In 1980 the retail city aver- 
age was $1.24, as of now it is $2.31 according 
to EIA. Will the USA face higher gas prices 
to come as the years pass? 

In anticipation of gasoline prices escalat- 
ing, Matt Elwood, Wichita sophomore, fills up. 

Background Photo provided by 
Photos by Nicole Blanton 

Story by Kayse Holmes 

Layout by Nicole Norris 

Photography by Deidra Dexter 

No matter what school 
you go to, there is usu- 
ally always some type 
of extra-curricular 
organization that handles all the 
student activities. In Butler's case, 
this group is known as the Student 
Senate. Student Senate is responsi- 
ble for planning and carrying out 
all of the activities that take place 
on campus. 

The Student Senate, which is 
sponsored by Dustin Avery, 
Facilitator of Student 
Activities/Residence Hall Manager 
and co-sponsored by Mary Spoon, 
secretary- Vice President of 
Student Services, has been a part 
of Butler for many years. 

"I am going on my second year 
of being the Student Senate 
Sponsor," Avery says. 

"I love to get to know each of 
the students outside of the class- 
room and getting to see how each 
student grows in the two years 
they are at Butler," Avery says. 

Student Senate offers a books 
and tuition scholarship, to the few 
that are chosen to be a part of the 
team. Since there are only eight 
people on Student Senate, it takes 
everyone's help and all of their 
effort to make sure everything gets 
done on time. 

Every year, Butler's Student 
Senate attends an annual confer- 

ence in Topeka. This year the 
conference is being held to discuss 
various issues that are important to 
the campus, students and the fac- 
ulty. There is a program that helps 
to get all the schools in Kansas, no 
matter how big or small, involved 
as much as possible. Every two- 
year college has been adopted by a 

four-year college or university. 
Butler was adopted by Fort Hays 
State University. Involving every- 
one gives the smaller schools a 
chance to experience their college 
life to the fullest. 

Student Senate has no limits 
when it comes to the different 
activities they do. They sponsor 


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of their Wednesday meetings. Front Row left to right: Sammy Paul, Joni Nold, | 
Back Row left to right: Jennie Nold, Jameson Beckner, Caleb Loss, A.J. Howelh 


[and construct anytning and evei ) 
thing from homecoming, sand vol- 
leyball, Texas Hold Em 
Tournament to the annual pumpkin 
patch at Walter's Pumpkin Patch. 
Some of the additional activiti 
are: Bov 

Movie Night, Skate Night, Dodge 
Ball Tournaments, Flag Football, 
and Butler's own version of 
'Extreme Makeover Residence 
Hall Edition.' 

The number of spots available 
on the senate are limited to a cho- 
sen few. However, the eight that 
have been chosen are: Sammy 
Paul, Augusta sophomore- 
President; Jennie Nold, Augusta 
sophomore- Vice President; Kelsey 
Taylor, El Dorado sophomore- 
Public Relations; Amara 

Batchuluun, Mongolia freshman- 
Secretary; Ina Dean, Wichita fresh- 
man-Photographer; AJ Howell, El 
Dorado freshman-Treasurer; Joni 
Nold, Augusta freshman; Jameson 
Beckner, Augusta sophomore; Caleb 
Loss, Augusta sophomore-students at 

Student activities are a huge part of 
student life at Butler. All activities are 
sponsored by Butler with the help of 
the Student Senate and are free to any- 
one that is a student. 

Doing this gives all the students 
more of a chance to interact with 
everyone else outside of the classroom 
environment. It is a way for those that 
do or do not live on campus to be 
involved with pretty much everything 
that goes on. 

"I really enjoy Student Senate, If I 
wasn't on Student Senate I probably 
would not be as involved with the 
school, since I don't live on campus," 
Nold says. 

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What's Next? Dust in Avery, Sponsor of 
Student Senate, listens and takes notes as 
the group discusses the different events on 
the agenda for the meeting. 




he building known as the 5000 building, off 
of 13th Street in Andover, was added to 
Butler's campus in 2003. 

"This opportunity presented itself to us," says 
President Dr. Jackie Vietti. "It is in good shape and 
structurally sound." 

These ten extra classrooms offer flexible hours 
and more classes for the students who attend classes 
at Andover. The abundance of students and lack of 
space has finally resulted in adding even more rooms 
to the thriving campus. 

Sophomore Becca Tenbrook says, "The new 
rooms look great, and the expansion is definitely a 
positive move for the college." Finishing touches 
were added as the rooms were finished right before 
classes began in August. 

Since Butler's opening in 1927, the school has 
grown to an impressive stature. Currently, 8,695 stu- 
dents attend Butler and there are over 1,200 college 
employees. Oddly enough, the Andover branch of the 
college (5000, 6000 and 9100 buildings) is larger 

Photos by Andrew Knowles 
by Nicole Norris 

than the main campus in El Dorado, or any other 
campus division for that matter. According to the 
Wichita Business Journal, out of the 8,695 students 
who currently attend Butler, over 5,000 of those stu- 
dents are based at the Andover campus only. 

Kris Maat, Derby freshman says, "I have never 
even seen the main campus of Butler." 

This has been found true with many non-El 
Dorado students. Not only have they not been 
exposed to the BCC home front, they have little to no 
involvement in any of the extra-curricular activities. 
Elective programs such as sporting events and theatre 
productions are usually found to be isolated to El 
Dorado students. 

"The college takes a different approach in 
Andover, where the majority of students are part-time 
and working as well and El Dorado, which attracts 
more traditional students," explains Vietti. 

When the economy is low and people are out of 
work they are more apt to get back into school. The 
past year's growth does not come as a surprise to 


Construction continues on 

the exterior of the 5000 
building. The classrooms 
were barely finished by the 
time classes resumed in 

Bare cement floors still 
await carpeting through- 
out areas oj the building. 
Other things that need 
finishing include paint- 
ing and adding other 
minor things such as 
door numbers and clocks. 


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Facility functia 
reminder of the 
infamous neighi 

Quarantined. High fences and watchful guards separate the El Dorado 
Correctional Facility from society, casting its ominous shadow on the students of 
Butler Community College. 



^sidency comparable to that of a small town, the El Dorado Correctional 
as a prominent establishment in the Butler community, dually serving as a 
:alities of the criminal culture, and leaving El Dorado students leery of their 

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nto the action 

Photos and Layout by Jason Unruh 

Kenny Wilson, Liberal 
sophomore (main), 
heads back to the 
Butler sideline after 
scoring a touchdown 
in the Homecoming 
game against Fort 
Scott, The final score 
was 49-0 in favor of 
Butler. Jamario 
Kendrick, Parsons 
sophomore, (inset), 
prepares to receive a 





Ashley Michels, 

Emporia freshman 

(Main), drives 

toward the goal. 

Andrea Howell, 

Derby freshman 
(inset), prepares to 

shoot the ball in 

their game against 

Barton. Butler won 

the game 8-0. 


Article by 
Brandon Schneider 
Layout by 
Rachelle Poirier 

As we kick off of the 2005-2006 basketball season, there are drastic changes for 

both the men's and women's basketball teams. If you were to look at this year's 

team and last year's team you might not be able to recognize anyone, save for 

Assistant Coach Melissa Fullmer, who served as the interim women's head coach 


Men's Basketball 

It didn't take long after the basketball season had 
ended for head coach Dennis Helms to step down 
and for a search for a replacement to begin. When 
former Cowley head coach Randy Smithson left 
Cowley, it seemed as if it was destined for him to 
come home to Butler. And he's made the most of his 
time here already. The men have done a complete 
overhaul of their entire roster, including part of the 
coaching staff to the players. Sophomores Ladarious 
Weaver, Chadd Dunn, T.P. Martin and Corey Bailey 
are the only players returning from last year. Gone 
are team leaders Kevin Menifee and A.J. Calvin, in 
are several newcomers. 

Add Jorge Espino, a 6-foot guard from Ark City 
and Jarrett Tyler, a 6-2 small forward from Andover 
Central as well as Nate Caulk who transferred from 
Newman. Those three were the first ones to be 
signed on in the new Smithson era. Smithson was 
very pleased with his first three additions. Smithson 
believes that there are no better shooters in the state, 
but that if people challenge him on that, he wants to 
see that player. On Caulk and Tyler he praises their 
intense work ethic. 

Smithson traveled pretty far to attain a good majority 
of his 11 man recruiting class. Deon Ware, a 6-5 for- 
ward out of Finney High School in Detroit, Mich, looks 
as if he's going to be a real treat to watch. Hearing 
Smithson talk about him makes you realize how 
excited he is for the season to start. "He's a house," 
Smithson says of Ware. He's probably right as well. 
Not only does he stand at 6-5 but he's 207 pounds, 
and could provide a huge physical presence in the paint. 
Ex-Cowley player Jordan Clements has been 
reunited with Smithson as he signed on to play this 
' /-» season - The 6-5 forward played three exhibition 


games with Cowley before leaving for various personal 
reasons. However, in those three exhibition games, 
Clements averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds, and 
Smithson is guaranteeing that Butler fans will soon grow 
to love him. 

Temple Hills, Md. forward Donnell Reaves is another 
member of Smithson's recruiting class. A 6-5 and 200 
pounds, he provides yet another big body for the 
Grizzlies this season. As a senior at Crossland High 
School in Maryland, he averaged 15.2 points a game and 
12 rebounds. 

Tony Durant and Ed Jones are two freshmen who are 
gliding right under the radar. Both come in at 6-7 and 
will most likely be looked for to provide a big body off 
of the bench. At St. John's Military, Durant led the state 
of Kansas in scoring and rebounds, and looks to contin- 
ue that success here at Butler. Jones is coming in from 
Notre Dame Prep and has three all-tournament teams to 
his credit, and is certainly looking to make some noise 
this season. 

Geryn Reese is another out-of-state member of the 
new-look Grizzlies this year after transferring to 
Romulus, Mich, from a high school in Ohio. In his sen- 
ior year he helped Romulus reach the state-title game in 
Michigan's highest classification. Smithson will be 
looking for that same leadership and determination this 
season as he believes that Reese has all the tools to go on 
to a Division I school following his tenure at Butler. 

Smithson didn't do all of his recruting out-of-state. 
C.J. Gilkey was a member of the Southeast Buffaloes in 
Wichita, and helped them to a third-place finish in the 
Class 6A playoffs as he averaged 10 points and seven 

All in all, 1 1 new faces join the Grizzlies men's bas- 
ketball team as Randy Smithson has made quite a splash 
already, and the season hasn't even started. 

Women's Basketball 

The men's team wasn't the only squad to get an over- 
haul this off-season. Former Wichita Staate women's 
head coach Darryl Smith has taken over the reigns 
after Melissa Fullmer served as the interim head coach 
last year, and did a serviceable job in a tough situation. 
Fullmer has decided to stay on as an assistant, which 
can only be a positive thing to help Smith get accli- 
mated to his new surroundings. Arguably one of Lady 
Grizzlies best players last year, Asia Alston, has moved 
on, but a nucleus of good players still remains, and it 
is something that Smith is excited about. 

"I intend to compete for a conference champi- 
onship," Smith said. "I guarantee that we will put a 
team on the floor that will compete." 

That's a pretty lofty goal, but it's always good to have 
something to strive for. LaKeisha Gray, Elizabeth 
Witte and Brittney Lasley all remain from last season, 
and all three were a vital part to the team's victories 
last year. Charessa Gray, Tricia Keene and Tandra 
Inmon will also be back as it adds depth to a Lady 
Grizzly team that looks as if it is ready to trounce the 

If there was one glaring weakness from last year's 

Deon Ware, Detroit, freshman, Ladarious Weaver, 
Atlanta, Ga. sophomore (Above), and Brittney Lasley, 
Muskogee, Okla. sophomore and Lauren Schwab, 
Valley Center freshman (Below) practice their moves 
to prepare for the upcoming season. 

team, it was that the team lacked a big, physical pres- 
ence on the inside. That problem could well be recti- 
fied this season. Smith was determined to not get 
caught up in a numbers game this season, so he and 
Fullmer spent a great deal of time on the road in the 
offseason, looking for a way to prevent that. 

Headlining the recruiting class this season is 6-5 
Sarah Hector of Elizabeth, NJ. Hector will be looked 
at to provide size and height in the post, something that 
teams value highly in the Jayhawk Conference. Smith 
has also recruited Jill Morgan of Howard and Lauren 
Schwab of Valley Center, both of whom are 5-9. 
Sammy Smith of Remington High is a 5-8 guard/for- 
ward and will provide toughness up front. 

Help in the backcourt will come in the form of 
Mulvane's Abby Sorensen and Kilynn Kasten of White 
City. Kasten is already being projected to be a backup 
to Keisha Gray at the point. 

"My sophomores are looking good, and we love our 
recruiting class," he says of the upcoming season. "We 
feel like we've met our needs in the post. It's going to 
be a great season." 



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